Americans Are Drinking Less

From a story on by Erica Pandey headlined “A national dip in drinking”:

Americans are drinking less than they used to.

By the numbers: The average number of drinks Americans consume in a week has been falling over the last several years — from 4.8 in 2009 to 3.6 in 2021, Gallup found.

  • 60% of Americans say they drink, down from 65% in 2019, Gallup says. That may seem like a small change, but it encompasses a huge number of non-drinkers.